Social studies and history lessons taught to Texas school children may soon only include the version approved by Ultra Orthodox Christians who wish to have a European christian interpretation replace those now used.
- Conservative State Board of Education to decide.
Associated Press l“Some board members and the non-expert ideologues they appointed to a review panel have made it clear that they want students to learn that the founding fathers intended America to be an explicitly Christian nation with laws based on their own narrow interpretations of the Bible,” said Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network, which opposes initiatives pushed by Christian conservatives.
Former board chairman Don McLeroy, a Republican from College Station, says the conservative efforts have been misconstrued.
- “I don’t see anyone wanting to say that this is a Christian nation or anything like that, “McLeroy said. “The argument is that the principles on which (the nation) has been founded are biblically based.